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by pemachophel
Sun May 27, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How to raise Wangdu?
Replies: 9
Views: 390

Re: How to raise Wangdu?

According to my understanding, lay-jor and lay-tshog are synonymous. Lay (las) means activity, as in the four activities. Most Deity practices in Nyingma (I don't know about Sarma but I assume the same) have three practice sections: nyen-pa (approach; sometimes subdivided into approach and close app...
by pemachophel
Sat May 26, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Takhyung Barwa
Replies: 6
Views: 673

Re: Takhyung Barwa

I would also like to request copies. I am a long, long time Longchen Nyingthig practitioner.

Thank you in advance.
by pemachophel
Fri May 25, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How to raise Wangdu?
Replies: 9
Views: 390

Re: How to raise Wangdu?

I am not sure at your age that increasing wang-thang is all that important. Better to study basic Buddhism (sutras, abhidharma, logic, and the outer preliminaries) and work to on developing renunciation (through long-term contemplation of the outer preliminaries), taking Refuge and developing true, ...
by pemachophel
Thu May 24, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How to raise Wangdu?
Replies: 9
Views: 390

Re: How to raise Wangdu?

"Raise" wang-du? I've never heard of that. Do you mean "wang-thang?" We usually say one "increases" wang-thang. Increasing wang-thang does not typically involve prayer flags, nor does it require empowerment per se. Doing any practice associated with the Deities of the West/Lotus/[over-]powering Fami...
by pemachophel
Mon Apr 30, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Buddhist karma yoga
Replies: 11
Views: 514

Re: Buddhist karma yoga

That's because this is, as far as I know, a Western Buddhist borrowing from Hindu yoga. It's a convenient term and is now well-established, but don't expect to find any information on it in traditional Buddhist sources.
by pemachophel
Mon Apr 30, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How to raise lungta?
Replies: 5
Views: 460

Re: How to raise lungta?

You can recite the following prayer numerous times. Where is says OM AH HUNG SO-HA, you can offer sang/smoke/incense offering or simply visualize that.Clap each place once where is says "Dog," "Turn back." Dhvaja Agrakeyur's dharani is the canonical source for prayer flags. If you have prayer flags ...
by pemachophel
Mon Apr 30, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Whose tulku is Tarthang Tulku?
Replies: 4
Views: 472

Re: Whose tulku is Tarthang Tulku?

Sorry, I don't know/remember Who exactly Tarthang Tulku is a Tulku of. He took the name Tarthang Tulku because He is a Tulku from Tarthang monastery in Golok. This is a very large monastery with a number of different Tulkus. What I was told by my Teachers Who personally knew Tarthang Tulku was that ...
by pemachophel
Fri Apr 27, 2018 11:54 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Karma Question
Replies: 4
Views: 186

Re: Karma Question

Yes, the things you mentioned are the result of meritorious action. However, humans are a mixed bag of positive and negative karma. So one could experience all the positive things you mention but still experience other kinds of suffering (such as disease, disability, deformity, mental-emotional prob...
by pemachophel
Sat Apr 21, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Maker Buddha
Replies: 4
Views: 618

Re: Maker Buddha

Maybe want to look at the 84 Mahasiddhas. Among these were a weaver, cobbler, blacksmith, pastry cook, tailor, rope-maker, and boot-maker.

However, your own suggestion of Drub-thob Thang-tong Gyalpo is spot-on.

Also, Damchen Dorje Lekpa is a sometimes blacksmith.
by pemachophel
Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Mirror divination
Replies: 12
Views: 662

Re: Mirror divination

Here's a Google translation of some of the material about mirror divination at the cite WeiHan linked to. It's quite rough (as machine translation typically is) but I think it contains some interesting info (if you can read a little beyond the words). In particular, it talks about the innate talent ...
by pemachophel
Sat Apr 14, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: is doing spell is ok in Buddhism?
Replies: 91
Views: 1943

Re: is doing spell is ok in Buddhism?

Below is the Mahayana scripture titled the "108 Names of Jambhala." It can be found in the gZungs 'Dus (Compendium of Dharanis) in the Kangyur. It was translated by Erick Tsikonoplous with some editing on my part for my own use. The more times you recite it, the more effective it will be. I recommen...
by pemachophel
Sat Apr 14, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Mirror divination
Replies: 12
Views: 662

Re: Mirror divination

R, I congratulate your desire. Sorry to say, I don't think any of Lama Dawa's students have accomplished the siddhi of mirror divination. There was one person in Florida who was interested in developing this siddhi and who Lama Dawa thought might have tra-mig /mirror divination eyes (the in-born pre...
by pemachophel
Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: is doing spell is ok in Buddhism?
Replies: 91
Views: 1943

Re: is doing spell is ok in Buddhism?

To the the OP, I will post a Mahayana sutra tomorrow in this thread that can be recited to accomplish basu siddhi . Basu siddhi means the siddhi of wealth. I recommend that you say this instead of the non-Buddhist spell you are/were intending to do. Basu siddhi is one of the so-called common or ordi...
by pemachophel
Tue Apr 10, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: is doing spell is ok in Buddhism?
Replies: 91
Views: 1943

Re: is doing spell is ok in Buddhism?

In Vajrayana Buddhism, we have many practices (mantras, dharanis, hooking wealth puja, wealth vases, wealth pills, wealth Deity sang, wealth Deity sol-ka, etc.) for increasing both spiritual and mundane prosperity. Some of these practices are Sutric Mahayana and some are Tantric Mahayana. In any cas...
by pemachophel
Thu Apr 05, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: student-master relationship in Vajrayana
Replies: 34
Views: 1463

Re: student-master relationship in Vajrayana

dear climb-up, if you're looking for a one-size-fits all methodology in vajrayana, i think you're going to be disappointed. as the well-known tibetan saying goes, "every valley has its lama; every lama has his dharma (meaning how he or she does things)." personally, i recommend your finding (or stic...
by pemachophel
Mon Apr 02, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Why would people delay buddhahood?
Replies: 15
Views: 648

Re: Why would people delay buddhahood?

although to the person still in the three times, shepherd-like bodhicitta appears, rationally, to be the slowest/longest, it is actually the fastest.

maybe it's because it's easter, but i seem to remember jesus telling his disciples that "the last shall be first."
by pemachophel
Sun Apr 01, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Guru Padmasambhava
Replies: 14
Views: 1248

Re: Guru Padmasambhava

thanks, magnus. didn't know that. so i stand corrected. how wonderful!
by pemachophel
Fri Mar 30, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Solo Retreat
Replies: 16
Views: 574

Re: Solo Retreat

TB SOP: when doing group practice, the merit is multiplied by the number of people doing that practice, with each individual participant gaining the total amount.

however, ime, to enter samadhi, solo practice usually better/more easily achieved.
by pemachophel
Sun Mar 25, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Chod
Topic: Namkhai Norbu's Chöd?
Replies: 6
Views: 524

Re: Namkhai Norbu's Chöd?

just resent